International Fuel Prices

Energy consumption and the dependence on fossil fuels are increasingly important issues in transport policy. Prices for gasoline and diesel are generally on the rise, and sharp price hikes have become common in many partner countries of German development cooperation. The limited supply of fossil fuels is only one reason behind such trends. Non-transparent and ad-hoc price regulation by governments and no longer bearable levels of fuel subsidies are other important contributing factors.

The bi-annual International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in over 170 countries and thus aims to offer a worldwide comparison. It explores recent trends and case studies on fuel prices and fuel pricing policies in developing countries. Additionally, further publications provide more in-depth analyses of fossil fuel related issues in specific countries. Lastly, the GIZ International Fuel Price Database provides a collection of country factsheets as well as information on technologies, energy use and cross-cutting issues related to global fuel prices and policies.

Fuel Price Flagship Reports
International Fuel Prices 2014 - Data Preview

International Fuel Prices 2014 - Data Preview

The 2014 survey at a glance. Super gasoline and diesel retail prices in 174 countries, conducted in mid-November 2014.

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International Fuel Prices 2012/2013

International Fuel Prices 2012/2013

An overview of the retail prices of Gasoline and Diesel in over 170 countries based on our survey in November 2012. Furthermore, this publication contains information about the “International Fuel Price Observatory” fact sheets and the reading lists on fuel price policies from 2001 to 2014.

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International Fuel Prices 2010/2011

International Fuel Prices 2010/2011

This report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in over 170 countries based on our survey conducted in November 2010. Moreover, it explores the three dimensions of fuel pricing as well as trends and case studies on fuel prices and fuel pricing policies in developing countries with an additional chapter dedicated to the Arab World.

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International Fuel Prices 2009

International Fuel Prices 2009

The 2009 International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in more than 170 countries based on our survey in November 2008. It discusses pricing policies, presents case studies on the impact of high and volatile fuel prices in 2007/2008 in developing countries and provides access to numerous additional resources.

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International Fuel Prices 2007

International Fuel Prices 2007

The 2007 International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in more than 170 countries over the past two years. It addresses ways to enhance energy efficiency in the transport sector, the cost of promoting biofuels and fuel taxes and the financing of road infrastructure.

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International Fuel Prices 2005

International Fuel Prices 2005

This International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of diesel and gasoline of 172 countries as of November 2004 as well as time series data for these prices for the years 1991 to 2004. Additionally, the study focuses on fuel pricing, fuel taxation and subsidies, as well as fuel contraband.

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Further Documents on Fuel Prices
Fuel Price Policies - Reading List Update 2001-2016

Fuel Price Policies - Reading List Update 2001-2016

Our reading list provides information on policies, subsidies and taxation, policy responses, general discussion and statistic data in the field of international fuel prices.

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Fuel Price Policies - Reading List Update 2001-2015

Fuel Price Policies - Reading List Update 2001-2015

Reading List on Fuel Prices - Update 2001-2015

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Fuel Price Policies - Reading List 2001-2014

Fuel Price Policies - Reading List 2001-2014

The reading list provides information on policies, subsidies and taxation, policy responses, general discussion and statistic data in the field of international fuel prices.

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International Fuel Prices 2014 - Data Preview

International Fuel Prices 2014 - Data Preview

The 2014 survey at a glance. Super gasoline and diesel retail prices in 174 countries, conducted in mid-November 2014.

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Fuel Price Reform in Bolivia

Fuel Price Reform in Bolivia

This short publication provides information about the fuel price reform in Bolivia and is an important case study of reform strategies for countries with low prices and ad-hoc pricing measures.

First edition: 2011.

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Fossil Fuel Prices in the Arab World and the Fear of Reform - Challenges facing reform attempts and the way forward

Fossil Fuel Prices in the Arab World and the Fear of Reform - Challenges facing reform attempts and the way forward

This paper categorizes the Arab countries into groups and sketches their current pricing mechanisms and why it is important to look at the region as a whole rather than looking at each country per se. It also explains the need for reforms and related obstacles and concludes with a section on strategies for such a reform.

First edition: 2010.

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Energy Subsidies: Why, When and How? - A Think Piece

Energy Subsidies: Why, When and How? - A Think Piece

When (and why) are energy subsidies appropriate? And how can their performance be improved, via intelligent subsidy design? This report discusses the rationale and performance of energy subsidies, proposes a new tool for subsidy evaluation and design, applies this tool to the analysis of prominent subsidy schemes, and draws conclusions.

First edition: 2009.

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GIZ International Fuel Price Database on Global Fuel Prices and Policies

GIZ International Fuel Price Database on Global Fuel Prices and Policies

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An extensive database containing information on fuel prices, taxes, price policies for more than 120 countries worldwide, all compiled and easily accessible in the form of country factsheets.

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